Brown Girl Dreaming is beautiful, moving, and important. Written in verse, it chronicles moments in Jacqueline Woodson's childhood in a way that will stay with me for a very long time. Witnessing the early 60's in Ohio, South Carolina, and Brooklyn game me pause and perspective. The story is full of love and laughter, with such rich and vivid detail. Everyone needs to read this, reread it and share it over and over.